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to the big news, me. you see before the break the fec gave me permission to form colbert superpac and collect unlimited donations. when i merged from that crowd my g-string was stuffed with dollar bills. and i wasn't even wearing a g-string when i started. so thanks to whoever donated that. and the media reaction has been overwhelming. with headlines like colbert superpac pushes the limits of election law. cole pert superpac good for government and good for us, and colbert is a superpac la boeuf over transformers. (applause) >> stephen: no surprise. no surprise, my superpac and the transformer series have a lot in common. i can also rake in millions of dollars for no apparent reason. so -- (cheers and applause) >> stephen: folks, hogging the space a little bit there. so folks if you have not done so already go over to colbert superpac.com and sign up. so far over 94,000 of you have become members. and trust me, and one person clap -- and trust me, no, no, it's too late. and trust me, i will only use your e-mail addresses for good. you'll be buried under av an avalanche of spam not seen since
the federal election commission to convince them to let me form colbert superpac. the key issue, folks, would talking about my pac on the air constitute an in-kind donation from viacom forcing viacom to report sensitive financial secrets. for instance, that vh1 annual operating budget is $14. (laughter) >> stephen: those bon jovi videos aren't going to pay for themselves. now folks, we've all waited two months for this decision. let's get straight to today's explosive committee room action. jim? >> the first item is an a advisory opinion request submitted on behalf of stephen colbert. >> by contrast, b and c conclude that cost associated with those -- ab and c, reach the same conclusions on the following issues. >> a couple of things. >> earlier -- set forth in agenda document 11-38 question one. >> the certain something -- do not have to be required. and but if you do, then -- (laughter) >> stephen: if only, if only there had been more arcane bureaucratic jargon we might have been carried on c-span 3. of course, i was there to get my rights by any means necessary. and i let those commissione
. (laughter) nation, stay sauron, stay. nation, 29 days ago colbert superpac began its mission of making a better tomorrow tomorrow. and that mission is as important now now as it was then then. we have received donations from over 10,000 nameless heroes whose names are right down here. but i want to salute two new members of the colbert youth corps who sent me this letter. they scribble dear stephen cole better the first time we saw you you were the assistance sports psychologist for the u.s. speed skating team giving advice to a skater's butt. our parents record your show and let us watch the best parts. the letter concludes, thank you for reading this. have a great summer sincerely charlie, 10, and grace 8. ps, we collected money for your superpac. (cheers and applause) and here it is. $13. (cheers and applause) you know, folks, sometimes you forget why you do what you do. (laughter) here it is. it's for the children that i want to receive unlimited monies that can then be used to tamper with the 2012 elections. so nation, it is time time to make an addition to the crawl of heroes, le
on this television show. now several of you have already gone to colbert superpac.com and donated. bringing us ever closer to our goal of infinite dollars. unfortunately-- , unfortunately, folks, we are still infinite away. so to seduce the prudent starting now i am putting the names of people who have given me money on this crawl. there they are. these are the actual names of the actual people who have given me money in the order they have given it to me. remember, according to the fec this is 100% legal and at least 10% ethical. (laughter) i'm so grateful that i would like to thank the election commissioners by name and i will as soon as they donate. (laughter) of course-- (applause) >> stephen: folk, yeah, good people. cory, martin, jonathan wu, good people. of course some will say that my new cash crawl just proves that this much money in politics is a problem. but is it really? and if so, how much money will it take to make the problem go away. to find out i spoke to people on both sides of this issue. sheila krumholz the executive director of the center for responsive politics a group that ad
colbert, what will you do with that unrestricted superpac money? to what i say i don't know. give it to me and let's find out. i don't know about you, but i do not accept the status quo. but i do accept visa, mastercard, american express. today i changed the course of america appearing before the federal election commission to convince them to let me form colbert superpac. the key issue would me talking about my pac force viacom to report sensitive financial secrets. let's get straight to today's explosive committee room action. >> mr. atkins -- >> earlier set forth in agenda document -- >> certain -- something -- certain expenditures do not have to be reported. >> i let those commissioners have it with both barrels. >> good morning. >> yes. >> you're welcome. >> boom. i went. there i popped the you're welcome in their [ bleep ]. >> he has his own superpac. still ahead, your texts and e-mails are next. "morning joe" moments away. verizon claims its 4g lte is twice as fast as at&t. we're putting them to the test against the speed of a rescue unit. go ! they're downloading a music album. the
's micking it up a little bit. back in may comedian stephen colbert formed a superpac. nobody gave it much thought at time.ime. but thursday they fired back. kw this funny idea has become a political reality. colbert isn' as far as we know stephen tolbert isn't running for president, but he just made the >> moments interesting. >> moments ago, the federal elections commission made their ruling. ladies and gentlemen, i'm sorry to say, we won. i am a superpac! and so can you. o 1,oting 5-1, the federal election commission decided that the political satirist can form his own political action committee, able to raise unlimited amounts of money on ided the politicalear's s >> we viewed this as just a funny request and that actually would have been a lot easier. >> but the ruling came with a caveat. colbert's employer viacom would o revealreveal any financial top it gives to colbert's superpac outside of the comedian's show. colbert didn't waste any time colbert didn't timeling for donations. s. i do not accept the status >> i do not s o. do not but i do accept visa, mastercard and american expr
approved colbert's superpac which will let him raise money and buy tv time for political ads. smart move, fcc, if there's one thing you don't want it's a feud with stephen colbert. although i have to say when that opportunity presented itself to anderson he didn't shy away as you'll see in this the ridiculist classic. >> all right, time for the the ridiculist. i got to admit i struggle tonight whether or not to add this person to the list. but i decided in the end that enough is enough. so tonight we're adding a man by the name of steven colbert to the list. at first i must admit i'd forgotten who steven -- what? colbert? really? you're sure. the t is silent. stephen colbert, apparently. my team of p.r. professionals tell me i have been on mr. colbert's show but i have no memory of that. i put sean hannity on the the ridiculist a clip of me on air which was edited to change what i said. mr. colbert took issue and accused me of copying him. he went so far as to create something called the absurd you chart just to put me on it. look. >> you, sir, are nothing but a thief! because your segme
've got to go. thank you, laura flanders and mike papantonio. thank you. comedy central's stephen colbert starts his own superpac. he celebrated with a campaign finance knock knock joke. that's next. >>> as you may or may not know, the late, great james brown, godfather of soul is a very special man to me. he was like a father to me. you see a picture of he and i 35 years ago in my early 20s. and even though he had been gone for almost five years, the world needs to know that game james brown is still the man. last night on bet's "monique show" bootsy collins and i paid tribute when we debuted a new song, "james brown is still the man." i'm singing, i don't sing. and bootsy is doing the funk. here's a taste from last night. every time we use our art and our music to lift those of us that are down at the bottom, to look towards the top and dream for a better day, i know that's james brown. he's still the man. every time i see a kid -- black, white, asian, latino -- come from nothing and believe they can go somewhere and beat the odds, i know that's james brown. he's still the man. see, i c
of his agenda. >>> steven colbert started a superpac. it's part of a spoof on campaign finance laws but the hearing is real. he can use his show to produce ads. >> i'm reminded as we stand here of the pilgrims who on this very spot, but in massachusetts, filed their papers to form clement pack, to be free of the tyranny of king george who refused to allow a single corporate on u.s. presidential elections. >> i don't remember that from my history book. today in washington, republicans are taking things personally. hitting back at the president who laid into them for planning to go home next week on break instead of working on a budget deal. >> so maybe if he would take a valume and come down and talk, it might be helpful. >> it's the kind of language you expect from a leader of a third world country, not the president of the united states. >> frankly, he should be embarrassed. unfortunately, the threshold of embarrassment here in washington is different than the rest of the world. >> i understand we may be staying here next week. i'm not sure it's to do with anything involving the gr
of glenn beck's sign off. stephen colbert is wanting to organize eight super-pac. he was at the sec this week. he learned an important lesson in washington. even a gifted comedian cannot make the federal election committee funny. the ftc decided the comedy central start could go ahead with this plan to find eight super-pac. the panel also concluded that his employer, a viacom, would have to publicly disclose any help against to colbert. is the american dream dead? here is barry smith. "if the american dream is not dead, but we are watching of the spent -- we're watching on defense." next is a republican from san diego. caller: i would not say the american dream is dead for everybody. as far as illegal aliens, they can come over here, have kids, get free education and free health care. it is probably not dead for them. it's probably over for white men over 50. that would be me, a few million others. host: are you still working? caller: no, i lost my job last november. host: what field were you? caller: transportation. it was kind of a dead-end job to begin with. host: so what are you
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